Alexander Technique Articles

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Here you’ll find cogent & illuminating articles about the Alexander Technique and its application written by practising teachers with a wealth of experience between them.

Our aim is to present a diverse range of thought-provoking material that reflects the Technique’s broad scope and to challenge the many misconceptions about its true nature.

Mindfulness to lifelong learning, performance to ageing — everything will be covered in depth here.

So whether you’re new to the Technique, a pupil or trainee, or a seasoned teacher seeking fresh wisdom, do please bookmark us and stop by from time to time.

Time For Pause: Alexander Technique Reflections

Time for Pause: Reflections on the Alexander Technique By Adam Rolleston. Here is a personal perspective I would like to share with newcomers to the Technique as well as those with a bit more experience. It’s so easy to overlook, but whatever challenges we encounter in our [...]

A Musician’s Take on The Alexander Technique

What Is Use Anyway? A Musician's Take On The Alexander Technique For Musicians and Non-Musicians Alike Thinking about ourselves as the primary instrument of our performance.  By Dr Alison Loram. I’ve been teaching the Alexander Technique for almost 30 years now. I originally trained as a professional [...]

Dewey and Alexander: Ways of Thinking

Dewey and Alexander: Ways of Thinking This paper is adapted from the final 15,000 word project written by a 4th year student on the PAAT teacher training course. John Dewey (1859-1952), arguably America’s most influential philosopher of education in the 20th century, had lessons with F.M. Alexander from about [...]

Teachers’ Voice Problems: Exploring a Possible Solution

Teachers' Voice Problems: Exploring a Possible Solution by Lesley Mycroft This journal article considers what it is like for those reliant on their voices as part of their job role. It reports the impact of vocal problems on classroom teachers and shows the potential of the Technique [...]

Postural Configuration as a Missing Element in Reflective Epistemology

by Victoria Door First published in Global Perspectives in Dance Education, Congress on Research in Dance 2009 Conference Proceedings, De Montfort University, UK. Revised November, 2017. (C)onsciousness of an integral whole in which an incident gets a new qualitative value – John Dewey (1958/2008:102 ) This paper puts forward [...]

F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, Practices and the Psycho-physical

F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, Practices and the Psycho-physical by Michael Huxley This academic article looks at the early years of the Alexander Technique. It explores the world in which Alexander moved, especially in the USA. It also refers to the work of one [...]

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